Aug 06

Before the Internet, passwords played a small role in everyday life. Except for ATM PIN, you probably did not have to remember any other code. But today, the only thing that separates a hacker from your bank account is an alphanumeric sequence. Here are some steps that we recommend to apply, to keep your accounts safe.

For most users, the biggest challenge is creating passwords difficult to hack, but easy to remember. But most are end up with choosing simple passwords, which they can easily manage. Fortunately, these habits can be changed. For starters, you understood the notion of secure password.

How to manage passwords

Last year, hackers attacked popular sites like Gizmodo and Lifehacker, entering into possession of hundreds of thousands of user passwords, which they posted online. Wall Street Journal looked at all these passwords and found that most people has put very simple passwords like:

1. 123 456

2. Password

3. 12345678

4. lifehack

5. qwerty

In addition, a study conducted in 2009 by the security firm Sophos show that one third of users use the same password for all online activities.This means that if someone hacks the passwords from a site, can also access accounts from other sites. It is therefore essential to use a different password for every site you visit.  But how to find a secure password for each online destination? You have two options: automatic or manual.

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